Ween's experimental rock sounds will be grabbing some attention when they return to Bend on July 2.
By Sara Roth
Saturday, July 2, 6:30pm - $34
Ween, the genre-crossing group hailing from New Hope, Penn., is known to have a substantial cult following. And perhaps nowhere is that more prevalent than here in Bend, where Ween's 2009 appearance at the Les Schwab Ampitheater saw thousands of Bend fans rocking out to Ween's catchy, experimental rock sounds, tongue-in-cheek lyrics and sometimes ridiculous antics.
Formed in 1984 by Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween) and Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween), then 14-year-olds trying to survive 8th grade, Ween gained popularity in the early '90s during the alternative rock explosion, signing with Elektra and releasing their most popular record to date, Pure Guava. The group has since released an unbelievable 17 albums in their 27-year existence, the latest, At the Cat's Cradle, 1992, is a re-recording of a live set in - you guessed it - 1992.